Pacific County Emergency Management Agency seeks AmeriCorps applicants

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking applicants for an AmeriCorps Service Member to serve as a Public Education Outreach Coordinator. This Disaster Preparedness

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Pacific County Emergency Management Agency offering CERT training

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Long Beach.

The course will be held at the Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort

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PCEMA seeks “victims” for Community Emergency Response Team training

SOUTH BEND, Wash. - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is seeking individuals interested in volunteering to play victims for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) disaster simulations. The CERT simulations will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Surfside. Volunteers will be put into moulage makeup to appear injured and some may be asked to act out disaster scenarios. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission.

 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Denise Rowlett at (360) 642-9338 or email drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us.  

Earthquake drills being conducted in Aberdeen

MONTESANO, Wash. - On Saturday, Sept. 21st Grays Harbor County will be conducting a full scale exercise consisting of the mobilization of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), faith based organizations, medical Reserve corps members, private citizens and many others.

Chuck Wallace with the County Emergency Management Agency tells us their destination will be the Grays Harbor College Lower Parking Lot where attendees will participate in the development of an assembly area, just as if an earthquake had impacted our county.

A Housing shelter, Medical shelter and Mass feeding shelter will be established by the attendees with assistance from the American Red Cross.

Wallace said this week "We train many but they never get a chance to perform the hands on chores needed during a true disaster, this is your chance"

Everyone is welcome to attend. – All will have the opportunity to practice all three events.

The event is planned to last about 5 hours and will be held rain or shine

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Free CERT training this Fall in Pacific County

SOUTH BEND, Wash. - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Surfside. Training is scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 27, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

The course will be held at the Surfside Board Room (31402 H Street, Ocean Park). Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.

 

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 20 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first two days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

 

To register or for more information, contact Denise Rowlett at (360) 642-9338 or email drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us.  

Free CERT Training Begins Tonight

MONTESANO, Wash. - The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program teaches disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact this area and trains participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organiza-tion, and disaster medical operations.

CERT begins Friday evening June 08th from 5-9pm at Grays Harbor College, Building 1500 (library) room 1512. (A Campus Map is Attached)

The additional class dates are Saturday June 9th from 8am -5pm and on Saturday June 16 from 8am to 5pm. All are welcome to attend the FREE 20 hour class.

For more information, please call Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at (360) 249-4911 x 290 or e-mail at GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

Courses are a total of 20 hours, spread over three days.
The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first two sessions and practical exercises during the last session. Meals are not provided.
Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

CERT Training Offered at Grays Harbor College

South Bend, Washington – Grays Harbor Emergency Management is hosting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training which is also open to Pacific County residents. The training is scheduled as follows:

June 8, 2012 – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

June 9, 2012 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

June 16, 2012 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All training will be held at Grays Harbor College, (1620 Edward Smith Drive, Aberdeen – Building 1500, Room 1512). Pre-registration is encouraged.

Tsunami Advisory for Washington, Warning for Oregon 6AM Update

As of a 6 am conference call with Washington State EMD, Washington is still under a Tsunami Advisory. The expected tsunami wave arrival times are as follows:

 

Westport – 1.8 feet @ 7.25am

Moclips – 3.9 feet @ 7:10am (The highest expected wave on the Washington Coast)

 

All coastal jurisdictions have been notified of the situation. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is mobilizing around the County to assist local jurisdictions in notification of citizens in areas of concern. The impacted school districts will be closed today.

At this time , limited evacuations are taking place. The citizens around Taholah, Pacific Beach, Moclips and Iron Springs, living close to the ocean and who could be affected by the wave height, are being asked to move to higher ground. The Quinault Indian Nation, Grays Harbor Fire District 8, the local  Cert team & the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the residents in the evacuation.  All citizens are urged to stay away from the beaches, harbors and coastal lowlands. Although the initial wave times are indicated, the highest wave may not impact the area for a few hours after that time. Please listen to local officials and stay tuned to your radio for updates

Limited Evacuations in Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO, Wash. - The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office says they are working to assist residents in the Moclips and Pacific Beach area evacuate to higher ground. Projections from the Washington State Emergency Management Agency Identify Moclips as receiving the highest waves at 3.3 feet around 7:10. The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management agency tells us "At this time , limited evacuations are taking place. The citizens around Taholah, Pacific Beach, Moclips and Iron Springs, living close to the ocean and who could be affected by the wave height, are being asked to move to higher ground. The Quinault Indian Nation, Grays Harbor Fire District 8, the local  Cert team & the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the residents in the evacuation.  All citizens are urged to stay away from the beaches, harbors and coastal lowlands. Although the initial wave times are indicated, the highest wave may not impact the area for a few hours after that time. Please listen to local officials and stay tuned to your radio for updates. "